Moodle Support: Working with files

Your instructor will use files to help you learn and practice the skills the course will teach you. There are three ways to access files in the course:


1) Creating from scratch:

Sometimes, you will be asked to create a new file and save it under a specific file name. If your instructor has suggested a file location, then it’s best if you use that, otherwise, use any location of your choice.


2) Clicking a Link:

Throughout the course, your instructor has placed links to files that you will need in order to accomplish some of the tasks. Once you activate the links, the files will either open in the same window, a new window, or a dialog box will appear asking you to open or save the file. If it’s the same window, be sure you use the "Back" button or breadcrumbs to navigate back to the main course page. Do not use the close button or you will be forced to exit your course and have to log in again.


3) Opening or Saving Linked Files:

Once you activate the link to a file, a dialog box may appear, asking if you wish to open or save the file. If you choose to open the file, the application program used to save the file (such as MS-Word), will be used to open it. If you do not have the application, the program will suggest the next closest option. If you prefer to Save the file, just follow the instructions in the dialog box that appears, and select the "Browse" button to save the file to a location of your choice.